Sunday, April 4 2010
Once again, Omar Sosa has produced a distinct take on world jazz while renewing his own exploratory project, all within the carefully orchestrated confines of ritual space and time-honored practice.
Wednesday, March 31 2010
Oversteps is nothing less than Autechre's latest masterpiece.
Thursday, February 25 2010
An unheralded, nearly 60-year-old musical genre gets a stirring tribute on Rayon Hula.
Wednesday, February 17 2010
For all of its strength, poise, and extroversion, Friendly Pants does little to create any particular sensation, and instead operates more as a skill showcase for the musicians involved.
Friday, February 12 2010
Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.
Thursday, February 11 2010
On their debut, this band made waves on the strength of a quietly revelatory single about the year 2080. Now the group seems determined as all hell to imagine 2080, the year, in sound.
Monday, February 8 2010
Electronic sounds have come to occupy and permeate spaces focused on alterity, from the fringes of academia to the disposal heap of exotica.
Monday, January 25 2010
Maiysha takes The Blue Note stage to record live follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut.
Monday, November 16 2009
Astatke has a great capacity for intelligent play, the James Joyce kind of innovation that isn't afraid to be slangy and entertaining at the same time that it chases a serious purpose.
Tuesday, November 10 2009
These beautifully arranged pieces place this among the really enjoyable and surprising Christmas albums.